Programs at OCCI

Start Your Culinary Career at OCCI

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At OCCI a superior culinary arts program is our main ingredient.

Our certified chefs and instructors have years of professional experience, accompanied by first-hand knowledge of what leading food service employers are looking for in graduates.

At OCCI you’ll master culinary skills with professional chefs to help you every step of the way. Our programs are designed to cater to diverse career paths.


Our short, intensive, program offers individualized, hands-on learning in state-of-the-art kitchens. Our professional chefs help you every step of the way. Study the fundamentals of classical and contemporary cuisine. You will develop skills in Garde Manger and a la carte cooking. After completing a year of coursework, you'll move to a 3-6 month externship. Upon program completion you will recieve an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts and have the necessary training to work in a variety of establishments.


From traditional bread baking to beautiful desserts, you'll learn baking skills in our state-of-the-art kitchens. Students will also learn to use sugar, syrups, icings, and chocolate. You'll study a broad foundation of baking and pastry theory and get practical training necessary for success in the food service industry. After completing a year of coursework you'll move on to a 3-6 month externship. Upon program completion you will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts.


Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts students can complete an additional 27 academic credits during the final terms of their program. You are then eligible to transfer to Southern Oregon University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Please contact our University Center for more information.

For application and fee information call Shawn Warren, OCCI Admissions Representative at 541-888-7309.